Poetry. "Jack Foley's work represents that rare commodity—genuinely avant-garde poetry. He takes the polyphonic forms of Pound and Eliot and pushes them into possibilities open only to performance-based art. This is experimental poetry with depth and intelligence as well as intensity." —Dana Gioia
"Sad, exhilarating and imaginatively original true adventure in Poetry!!! Yes, I recommend it for all poetry lovers." —Stephen Cole
Jack Foley has published fifteen books of poetry, five books of criticism, and VISIONS AND AFFILIATIONS (Pantograph Press, 2011), a "chronoencyclopedia" of California poetry from 1940 to 2005. His most recent books include WHEN SLEEP COMES: SHILLELAGH SONGS (Sagging Meniscus press, 2020), RIVERRUN ( Poetry Hotel Press, 2017), GRIEF SONGS (Sagging Meniscus Press, 2017), THE TIGER AND OTHER TALES (Sagging Meniscus press, 2016), EYES (Poetry Hotel Press, 2013), and THE "FALLEN WESTERN STAR" WARS (Scarlet Tanager Books, 2001). He became well known through his "multivoiced" performances with his late wife, Adelle, who was also a poet; many of these can be seen on YouTube. His radio show, "Cover to Cover," airs every Wednesday on KPFA- FM in California. In 2010, Foley received the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Berkeley Poetry Festival.
Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA